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Re: Gnus: caching message headers?

From: Ozhap
Subject: Re: Gnus: caching message headers?
Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2020 04:38:34 +0530

Eric Abrahamsen <> writes:

> Ozhap <> writes:
>>>> “If I read an article while plugged, do they get entered into the 
>>>> Agent?”
>>>> *No*.  If you want this behavior, add 
>>>> ‘gnus-agent-fetch-selected-article’ to ‘gnus-select-article-hook’.
>>> That Info page could be more explicit that `gnus-agent-cache' means that
>>> articles *will* be added to the agent as they are read.
>> That's how it stands now, but in info '(gnus)Agent as Cache' it says:
>> "..Gnus normally only downloads *headers* once, and stores them in the
>> Agent"
>> "Articles are *not* cached in the Agent by default though (that would
>> potentially consume lots of disk space), but if you have *already
>> downloaded an article into the Agent*, Gnus will not download the
>> article from the server again but use the locally stored copy instead."
>> I did some digging, and this behaviour was changed due to bug#8502 where
>> Lars concludes (erroneously, on the face of it):
>>> Let's see...  caching...  so if you're online (in an agentised group)
>>> and select an article, you want the article to be saved in the Agent
>>> directory?  That sounds eminently reasonable, and I thought that was
>>> supposed to happen, but I can't find any code for doing that...  hm...
>>> Nope.
>> Ref:
> If I were you I would do this up as a proper bug report. Lars is now an
> Emacs maintainer, so he'll be obliged to look at it :)
> One way or another there is a mismatch between documentation,
> customization options, and actual observed behavior. I think if you can
> make it clear what that mismatch is, we stand a good chance of getting
> it fixed.

Here you go. I think I did good :)


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